As regular readers know, there is no lie or exaggeration that Jon Russell won't tell about himself... or his fake doctor wife.
But what most don't know is that Russell has been violating the Public Disclosure Commission rules and laws since the first time he filed.
You see, if you, as a candidate, intend to spend over $10,000 on your campaign, you are required by law to file electronically, so the information in question is readily available by searching the records database.
Russell knows this. Clark County Politics has filed numerous PDC complaints against Russell, the same guy who took an oath to uphold the laws of this state when he was sworn in as a Washougal City Councilman... the same laws that he so cavalierly violates every day he runs for an office that will enable him to both bail on the people of Washougal and on his family shortly after his wife gives birth to their 3rd child... all so he can go up to Olympia, and then around the district and the whole area playing the role of big shot.
The PDC's immediate response was to send out this email to ALL candidates:
From: Jennifer Hansen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday,June 24, 2010 5:32 PM
Subject: PDC Filing Reminder - Weekly C-3s
A filing reminder from the PDC for 2010 candidates and their treasurers:
Mailed reports are filed when they are postmarked; electronically filed reports are filed when they are transmitted. E-filed reports can be submitted 24 hours a day. Any candidate may e-file contribution and expenditure reports, candidates who spend or expect to spend $10,000 must e-file their reports.*
A review of Russell's file indicates that he's raised a little over $11,000, which means that there is no excuse for failing to file electronically instead of manually via fax or mail.
Why does a serving elected official break the laws of this state? It's because he does not care. It's because he has no respect for the law. The irony of a law-breaker trying to scam people into making him into a law MAKER is just too hard to miss.
EVERY DAY that goes by, Russell is breaking the law. That makes his contempt for the law obvious.
And that is just another of the many reasons why he's unfit to hold ANY elective office.
By close of business today, Russell is required to file any C-3 (campaign donation) and any C-4 form (Campaign deposit and expenditures) electronically.
How much do you want to bet that, once again... this scofflaw will break the law and file manually... if at all?